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Vista College Reviews

Updated Jun 9, 2019

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2.8
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34%
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74%
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Jim Tolbert
23 Ratings
Pros
  • "Helping students achieve goals and watching them graduate(in 7 reviews)

  • "(in 4 reviews)

Cons
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Director of Admissions in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vista College full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Take care of you

    Cons

    There aren't really any cons here

    Advice to Management

    none

    Vista College2019-05-06
  2. "Good if you have no post-college experience..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vista College full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great to gain experience for other employers in the future. IT responds quickly. When CEO visits campus he seems like a very genuinely nice guy. You get your birthday off.

    Cons

    Work environment unprofessional (toxic); favorites are protected from wrongdoing and promoted. No raises or bonuses. Lack of leadership or incentive to work hard. Benefits and pay sub-par.

    Advice to Management

    If you're going to overwork your employees, at least appreciate your employees.

    Vista College2019-06-10
  3. "Lacking a culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Vista College full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The students. That's it.

    Cons

    Culture is damaging for staff. No communication and people are just down right mean and out for themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting people within when their terrible as managing people.

    Vista College2019-05-22
  4. "Good new leadership"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Lubbock, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vista College full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Student success is the main focus at the campus

    Cons

    Hours for full time instructors can be challenging

    Vista College2019-05-01
  5. "It's a job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vista College part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    you can work independently most of your shift

    Cons

    not time flexible, lack of needed supplies provided, lots of drama in office

    Vista College2019-04-04
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Overall Operations Lack"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Las Cruces, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vista College part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Getting to work with students that actually want to be there is a plus.

    Cons

    For being a for-profit school, the computers are not current, they are slow, not upgraded and low quality. The equipment necessary to teach is not always prioritized in the classrooms.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to look at the materials and technology in the school. Prepare in advance each instructors curriculum, update it regularly, and be conscious of the learning materials. Prepare instructors with the correct books in advance and the tools to succeed, don't just give them a class and say "here you go, good luck!"

    Vista College2019-03-04
  7. "Do your due diligence"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vista College full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Helping student become successful in their careers.

    Cons

    Unorganized upper leadership, constant policy & procedure changed, daily chaos, high employee turnover, student retention challenges

    Advice to Management

    Build lasting relationships with campus level employees, seek advice and do a project pilot before implementing new policies at the campus level and also create a strategy team when that’s not one sided instead of requesting campus level employees to define all strategies. Know your employees.

    Vista College2019-03-05
  8. ""watch you back""

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Killeen, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vista College full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The wonderful student that are hungry to learn. Ability to guide students to a new career and see them succeed. A lot of really great instructors and staff.

    Cons

    campus leadership shows little concern for students and faculty needs. Unqualified people in leadership positions. IT program director has no real-world experience and a degree in marketing. WOW! Student and staff concerns and complaints are swept under the rug or ignored. If you don't drink the Kool-aid you get fired. Leadership is driven by money and students suffer for it.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees, we know what works!! Campus leadership is a joke, they are all new and no one knows what's going one.

    Vista College2019-03-21
  9. "Leaders are Terrible Leaders"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Killeen, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vista College full-time

    Pros

    Helping students achieve goals and watching them graduate. Pay is decent for this area.

    Cons

    Staff is...interesting. There isn't a lot of respect going on in this place. There are a small handful who are okay, but don't expect as much from leaders/department heads. There is a lot of incivility happening and lack of proper communication. Even if a place is considered "family-oriented," doesn't mean you can't write a proper email using email etiquette. There is high turn-over, which is why you see a lot of positions...

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    Advice to Management

    Spend a little money on professional development training in customer service, leadership skills, and communication. Maybe corporate could use some training in hiring properly and looking at the person versus only whats on paper.

    Vista College2019-03-07
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Stay away"

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    Former Employee - Instructor, College Or University in Lubbock, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vista College part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The students who really want to learn

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, unwillingness to hire full-time employees, corporate nonsense, unethical business practices

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like human beings!

    Vista College2019-02-17
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